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. >> that one dude. >> arnold schwarzenegger? >> sean: it looks like president obama is hiding joe biden a little too well. all of that plus dana perino, frank luntz and our great, great american panel. hannity starts right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] sean: this is a fox news alert. the execution of the man known ant d.c. sniper john alan muhammad is scheduled to take place at this very moment in the commonwealth of virginia. muhammad was sentenced to death for the murder of dean harold myers who was one of the victims of the shooting spree that paralyzed washington, d.c. and the area back in 2002. we're going to update you as soon as we can confirm that the execution has, indeed, taken place. but tonight new evidence is emerging about the serious warning signs that could have possibly helped prevent the for the hood massacre. the houston chronicle is reporting that the gunman major nidal malik hasan was the subject of a joint fbi-army probe last year. the investigation is said to have centered around contacts between hasan and a yemen-based militant islammist. no
want to go? there is no hesitation by barack obama's political arm, organizing for america, the president's political arm -- i don't think he has another one -- to send out an e-mail calling tea partygoers extremists. this guy,? no, no, misunderstood. he snapped. but tea partygoers, this is what the political arm of obama says, quote "across the country, members of congress who support reform are being shouted down physically assaulted. where? hung in effigy, receiving death threats. we can't let extremists hijack this debate or confuse congress about where people stand. that is extremism in america today. but killing 13 people, no, no, don't get hasty. don't you jump to conclusions here. if there was anyone who could be labeled extremist, you would think it might be someone who spoke of islamic jihad to his fold low soldiers and acted by picking up a weapon and by killing his fellow soldiers with that weapon, but, no, no. real extremists pick up signs. they make the signs with their kids at night. they're nut jobs. they're protesting the government. sarah palin, be afraid.
'm bret baier. president obama had oklahoma city. president george w. bush had 9/11. today president barack obama had his first opportunity to comfort the nation after a mass murder. the president spoke at a memorial for the 13 victims of last week's shootings at fort hood. senior white house correspondent major garrett has the story. >> we call to mind those whom we honor in this sacred time and space, juanita, michael, john, fran francesca, jason, amy, debardo aaron, russell, cam and frederick r >> fort hood is no stranger to paying respects to the fallen t has lost 545 in iraq and afghanistan, but noaft post expected this -- but no post expected this. >> our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have mourned the loss of this terrible tragedy. no words can fully address your grief and sadness. >> the silence that led to the deaths of these 13 americans and woundings of dozens of others was unimaginable. it was a kick in the gut. >> president obama called the massacre incomprehencible. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. every evening that the sun sets
that encircled the memorial site. ♪ amazing grace shepard: president obama delivered words of comfort to the crowd telling the loved once those -- ones those lost will endure, their memories will live on. >> their life's work is our security. and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfullered, every moment that an american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that is their legacy. shepard: and before president obama stepped from the stage to pay tribute to each victim, he alluded to the growing suspicion that religion motivated these murders. saying there is no faith that just fice these acts -- justifies these act bus tonight we're seeing new evidence the accused killer nidal hasan may have disagreed with. that kathryn has detained -- detain l tailed on the investigation. first rick who was on the scene today and the mood today. what did the cameras not capture? >> you know, for me it was the sound of silence and it reminded me of when pope benedict john paul ii's health was fa
. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama took part in veterans day ceremonies here in washington and as the commander in chief honored america's heroes of the past and present, he contemplated whether to send more troops into harm's way in the near future. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> like every president since woodrow wilson, barack obama used veterans day to reaffirm the nation's commitment to the men and women who have preserved our freedom, but a day after grieving with the soldiers at fort hood and hours before an 8th strategy session on afghanistan, his thoughts were very much on service men and women still in uniform. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one, and the concern for their safety. >> the president and first lady spent time in the section of arlington national cemetery where casualties from iraq and afghanistan are brewer ried. they spoke with some of the family members who were paying their own respects. mr. obama says it influences his
of them attended the service today but eight are still in intensive care. president obama said this. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. but this much we do know. no faith just fice these murderous -- justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice in this world and the next. bill: i think that was well said. as we reported yesterday, the assassin hasan was known to the army as a terrorist sympathizer. so now an investigation will take place to find out why the man was not discharged. apparently hasan had emailed a recruiter for al qaeda in yemen as many as 20 times. "the washington post" reports the f.b.i. did not believe that action warranted an investigation but apparently the information was passed along to the army. for some reason the media continues to have trouble with the muslim terror angle to this story. >> apparently tried to contact al qaeda. is the that the point at which you say this guy's dangerous? that's not a
the record." should president obama be calling the accused fort hood killer a terrorist? plus lindsey graham says something doesn't have a snow ball's chance in hell. what is senator graham talking about? senator graham in a few minutes. greta: president and obama traveled to fort hood. he honored the victims. >> this is a time of war. these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. gretchen: president obama says no faith justifies these murders and crafn acts. should the president maybe be taking a harder line using different words? karl rove joins us live. karl, he talked about the word killer. there is nothing more direct and more obvious than killer. got several dead. we have 12 dead or 13 dead. should the president have used the word terrorist or doesn't it matter what word he uses? >> well, there was a lot of soaring rhetoric today. i particularly liked the one w
told family members moments before being executed. >>> plus tough choices facing president obama as the president gets ready to honor america's veterans. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 11th, 2009. take a look outside. with very rain falling around the region right now. you can see it through the lens. meteorologist tom kierein in the studio with a look at the praft. >> wet and blustery for veterans day for all the events. it's wet all over the region. all the blue and green you see on the radar is rain. the green is where it's coming down harder. we'll had any y over .1 inch. the wider view showing more rain coming up out of the south, all associated with the remnants of tropical storm ida. and for the rest of the day, breezy and wet and temperatures gradually backing back into the 40s in the afternoon. looks like a wet night tonight, too, holding steady in the upper 40s through the evening. by dawn tomorrow looks like we'll have rain around, a lower chance of showers, mainly south and east of washington,
in uniform. >> president obama took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington cemetery. it is reserved for those who have died in iraq and afghanistan. >> kris van cleave is live at the marine war memorial with more. >> there are a lot of people recognizing veterans day, coming to the memorials, parades across the country. we spent the day with veterans to see the day through their eyes. for a veteran, veterans day means a lot. [taps plays] 1 a day with a weeping heavens, we stop to remember those who served. those who fall. those who died. >> the number is too great to say thanks. we are forever grateful. >> this veterans day is the first time these vietnam vets have made it to the wall, bearing the names of 32 friends and people who did not come home. >> it is tough. this is really heart wrenching. many of these people could have had a big impact on america today, they made the ultimate sacrifice. the >> is woman honored her son who died in iraq. >> this is a day to honor our veterans. we cannot help but think of our children. >> this officer spe
before president obama took office. we have social security problems coming on but the financial crisis turbo charged things with all the debt wes took on all the stimulus to fight the crisis. >> rose: and the problem is we lack the political will to do what? >> we lack the political whether to cut spending. the democrats want to tax 5% of the people to pay for everything, the republicans don't want to tax anyone. a lot of our expenditures are not very flexible. they're things like defense, interest payments, old age entitlement paents and maybe 75% of it. we need to raise taxes significantly. and if the world looks at us and sees we're not willing to do it, they're going to charge higher interest rates. it hasn't hit yet, but that moment will come. >> rose: you say we're tending to do this and that moment will come. in the next five years? ten years? this s this moment of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> p
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obama honra a los soldos de estados unidos en el día de los veteranos. >>> surgen contradicciones sobre si el ejercito sabía si se había comunicado con un extremista. >>> y cuestionan la manera en que se cuestionó a la policía de los Ángeles. >>> este es su noticiero univisión. ♪(música)áánoticierunivisioh@tr@ >>> buenas noches, en el salvador las autoridades aceleran los esfuerzos por remover escombros, la ayuda internacional comenzó a llegar, hasta esta tarde el gobierno confirmó 160 muertos, pero milagrosamente una mujer que estuvo enterrada durante tres días fue encontradacon vida. >>> con una pierna inutilizada pero con vida isabel fue encontrada después de haber quedado atrapada. >>> fue aparecer en un lugar que no conocía. >>> un signo de esperanza. >>> es bien difícil reconocer los cuertos ya. >>> encontré a mi madre, y mis sobrinos, y faltan mis primos y mi abuela. >>> el volcán se desgarró por las lluvias ocasionando deslaves. >>> a cada momento nos informan que están llegando más cadarevés, así que va creciendo el dato. >>> el riesgo de una edidemia va
and tough decisions about war in afghanistan. president obama participates this morning and meets with his national security team to discuss troop deployment in afghanistan. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. there is speculation that the president has already made up his mind about a possible troop surge. but the white house says the debate is not over yet. on this veterans day, president obama will sit down again with his national security team to discuss a revamped strategy in afghanistan. the cost of war will be fresh on his mind. after returning from a somber ft. hood memorial. >> these are trying times for our country. in afghanistan, and pakistan, the same extremists who killed nearly 3,000 americans continue to endanger america. >> reporter: there are four final options on the table, each scenario includes a different goal that requires a different level of forces. the options range from as little as 20,000 to roughly 40,000 additional troops, which is what the top commander in the region general stanley mcchrystal wants. the white house denies a cbs news report that the presiden
♪ >>> the nation remembers 13 heroes killed at fort hood. how president obama remember them. a new reas for heartbreak as another of local marine loses his life overseas. first, a sniper's date with death. john allen muhammad guess the ultimate punishment. >> he was pronounced dead. >> our live coverage starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 breaking news. >>> the man behind our sniper attacks is now dead. john allen muhammad was executed for the horrific stream of random attacks. we were there when he was given a lethal injection. jay korff has reaction from just moments ago. >> we are told that at8:58, john allen muhammad entered the death chamber. he said nothing. by 9:11 p.m., he was pronounced dead. >> the execution of john allen muhammad has been carried out. >> a seemingly calm john allen muhammad into the death chamber at the correctional center and was strapped onto a gurney. >> he was asked if he would wish to make a last pavement. he did not make any statement whatsoever. >> moments later, dozens of witnesses watche
handelsman, vbs news, virginia. >>> in his role as the military's top commander, president obama offered a somber salute yesterday to the victims of last week's massacre at ft. hood in texas. speaking to a crowd of thousands, the president led tribute to each of the fallen soldiers and spoke of what he called their legacy of service and dedication. >> we come together filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. with gratitude for the lives that they led and with deteinatn to auhonor them through the work we carry on. >> the president then placed commander in chief's coin next to the photo of each victim. the so-called challenge coin is a military tradition meant to honor a soldier's achievement. >>> according to this morning's "new york times," former blackwater officials say executives at that mpany authorized cash bribes to iraqi officials. to quiet criticism of the private contractors's heavy-handed tactics. according to the report, approval for the estimated $1 million in payments followed a highly publicized incident in 2007 when blackwater guards were involved in a s
by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. >>> president obama is reportedly nearing a decision to add tens of thousands of troops to the american force in afghanistan, though military officials tell the associated press that the number will fall short of the 40,000 requested by the american commander in afghanistan. officials say that the deployment will probably begin in january to strengthen the defense of ten key cities and towns. meanwhile, in southern afghanistan, u.s. soldiers and afghan police have discovered a huge supply of ammonium nitrate. half a million pounds of the fertilizer used in bombs targeting nato troops. and in a remote part of stern afghanistan, taliban insurgents have apparently gotten hold of a cache of american weapons. the arms may have been left behind when american forces were driven out of two combat outposts in the kamdesh district of nuristan province last month in a battle that killed eight u.s. soldiers. that is our "lead focus" tonight. and we begin with this report by jonah hull of al jazeera english. >> reporter: high in t
news conference will be streaming live on foxnews.com. to the war in afghanistan, president obama will hold his eighth and possibly final meeting to discuss strategy options for afghanistan. four options for additional troops being deployed, the most expansive plan calls for a surge of 49,000 troops. let's get live to caroline in the white house. when do we get a decision on this them up >> expected decision today coming out of that meeting, and do not expect one until after he comes back from his trip to asia. it could even go into december. each option has a different number of troops, but they all increase the level of personnel on the ground in afghanistan. each has different goals depending on the number of troops. trace: the big question is how many troops. are we zeroing in on a specific level? >> the white house is adamant that no decisions have been made, but the pentagon crew has been told that the president seems to be focusing on at least 30,000 more. 40,000 was the request from general stanley mcchrystal. those numbers will be the focus. some of them would be fighters
the democrats decide to kill their entire break. president obama sprinting to the finish line. we have seen this play out before, have we not, with democrats and republicans? >> we need to get something done. >> urgent need. >> right now. >> not five years from now, but this year. neil: that is like me saying that i will lose 10 pounds by next month. most jobs do tend to be bad jobs, right, and art laffer are is not -- art laffer is not too optimistic about this job, either. he is the author of a book, "the end up prosperity." -- "the end of " prosperity -- of prosperity." if you look at the book that i did with the foreword by ronald reagan, the whole thing that ronald reagan did was plantings at very carefully and purposefully long ahead of time -- honronald reagan did was plad things out very carefully. these guys are running around like chickens. they are going to make huge mistakes, and these guys will affect the population. jimmy carter did. you saw all of the ones with w. there were big, big mistakes. >neil: it is human nature, and i know that you got -- studying for an exam. the alt
time it was done was 1999. >> another check on weather and traffic straight ahead. >> president obama meets with his war council. has he made a decision as to whether to add more troops? that decision coming up. >> they look at the winning lottery numbers from last night. >> the morning, checking on your morning commute. but the book is going on out there. no volume related delays. take edmondson due to water main break repairs. butler road at route 30, traffic lights are out at the busy intersection. use caution. they live view of traffic. harford county, so far so good. enjoyed a quiet ride despite the boats are slick. use caution. 95 looking good. that is the latest. here is sandra giving as a good way to commemorate veteran's day with an art auction. >> it is an art auction taking place tonight. it is at the church of the redeemer. some of the artwork that will be auctioned off is done by the residence here. this is a fine piece here. there is a silent auction and a live auction. plenty of food is on hand. $20 kit you in the door. live music as well. check it out. something fun to
that's what president obama did today at fort hood where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in cold blood, allegedly by another soldier. some 15,000 mourners gathered at this country's largest military base for a memorial service. before it began, the president and mrs. obama met privately with the families of those who died and with some of the 29 wounded. following the service, the obamas visited some of those still in the hospital. national correspondent dean reynolds is at fort hood with more about this day of remembrance. >> reporter: their helmets and boots are are what they left. soldiers slain on american soil, volunteers turned victims. >> as we wrap our arms around the families of our fallen comrades, i would say to you all grieve with us, don't grieve for us. those who have fallen did so in the service of their country. >> reporter: and yet, while military families steel themselves for the worst, no one was prepared for what the president today called the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts, no just and lov
sergeant dale griffin who died two weeks ago in afghanistan. the same flag casket that president obama saluted during a recent visit to dover air force base. on this day for those who remain nameless, the president laid a wreath at the tombs of the unknown. >> to all who have served in every war, in every battle. we say that it is never too late to say thank you. we honor your service. we are forever grateful. we'll take care of them. >> reporter: on their way out of the cemetery, the president and mr. obama broke through tradition and walked acing among the headstones in section 60. where soldiers from iraq and afghanistan are buried. there were similar scenes across the country. >> you know when kids have their days off it from school and everyone is just happy they have a memorial day or veterans day off. i don't think of it this way. >> reporter: this 13-year-old boy scout spent the day to replace broken and faded flags. in new york city, the 90th veterans day parade seemed to have grown in size and popularity. >> now i see how the country really cares for their soldiers. that's a
action ribbons. details surrounding the death have not been released. >>> president obama honored all of america's service men and women today with a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown. it is one veterans day event on the president's schedule today. he and this is obama are scheduled to so the veterans of the white house to -- he and mrs. obama are schedule to honor the veterans at the white house today. >> there were solemn ceremonies today in afghanistan, and both the u.s. and military -- u.s. and british military bases there, moments of silence remembering all fallen soldiers. in london, queen elizabeth and her husband prince philip attended a ceremony at westminster abbey. this is the first year there are no longer any living veterans of world war i in britain. it also comes at a time that this country is mourning the loss of several soldiers killed in afghanistan over the last few weeks, and at the time when public support over britain's continued role there has stopped shortly. >> my father was in the second world war and my son is in the army now. it has great si
at a memorial service at ft. hood. president obama and first lady michelle obama joined hundreds of military families to mourn their loss. >>> the montgomery county council has okayed a plan that could could make car free areas. the developers would build dense developments near transit stops. >>> the montgomery county council is planning to widen 270 and add reversible hot lanes. no word where the money will come from. the council supposedly backed a plan to build a light rail from shady grove to clarksburg. >>> the eastern avenue bridge is getting an upgrade. dc mayor fenty says the span is too low and gets hit by taller trucks. it will be funded by $10.4 million in federal stimulus money. the work is scheduled to begin this month. >>> the district's same-sex marriage bill has moved through another council committee paving a way by the full council. this after a committee held two public hearings and heard from 2 a 0 people who supported and opposed the bill. the full council is scheduled to vote on the bill in december. >>> metro transit now says it will allow independent safety inspector
. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed innocent people, as terrorists do. it was indiscriminate. and so, i am proud the president went down to fort hood, and i appreciate him going. these are his troops that were killed and wounded, and they are america's friends, and we love them, and we appreciate them and their sacrifice, and we
as president obama -- it was an emotional day as present obama, officials, family and friends remembered the victims. ♪ amazing grace >> searching for greece and comfort, they gather -- searching for grace and comfort, they gather. >> it is a day for us to honor the fallen, fellow soldiers, one big family. >> it can affect everybody. >> president obama met with families of the fallen in some of the wounded before stepping to the podium for the first time in his young presidency as counselor and chief. >> here at fort hood, we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horror of war and even in the comfort of home. their memory will be honored in the places that they live and by the people they touched. their lives work is our security and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> as this grieving community searches for answers, so do investigators. they look at whether he may have been influenced by muslim extremists to encourage violence against american troops. he discussed this long, suicide bombers, and the threats posed by muslim soldiers conflict
and we'll look at that part of the story as well. >>> plus new numbers on president obama's new housing plan, why one calls it abysmal progress. >> we're getting a first look at another set of proposed new rules to overhaul the financial system. the senate banking committee released a draft proposal on tuesday. it's more than 1,100 pages long. one of the biggest ideas is to create a single agency to regulate banks called the financial institutions regulatory administration. that administration would overseeing the nation's banking activity. the proposal advocates taking away those powers from the federal reserve and the fdic. experts say that is not likely to happen. >> i don't think it's going to happen because i think the fed has too much power. i also think that in the current political environment sheila bear, who is the chair woman of the fdics has too much power and it's not going to happen. >> another goal of this new proposal is to create a new office of credit-rating agencies to regulate the companies that gave aaa ratings to the toxic loans that ended up failing. it would also
regular, senator dodd's bill goes much rther than the obama admintration proposed if passed, it would behe largest government shakeup sce the creati of the department ofomeland security. is it a go idea? darren gersh p that question to treasurassistant secretary michael barr, a key playern the obama adnistration's reform efforts. >> i think the key issue is not who's up or w's down or what the regulatory bos are in reform. the key principles tha we have to have are new clea rules of the road f financialfis, tougher forms of supersion,rotection of consumers andnvestors, going after problems with mornls- mortgages d overdrafts a credit cards thatare still hard on american consers today d ending this perception of too big fail. those are thkey msures wel be judging any reform on >> b there's an impornt int which is thatenator dodd doesn'seem to have a great deal of cfidence in the federal reserve as a regulalater so, he wants to put the regulatory function i a diffent agency and have the fed do less. do you think he' wrong? >> i think therewas a regulatory failu all arod in t system. our fin
and colleagues that they have lost in this modern-day theatre of war. peter barnes, bbc news. >> president obama is about to announce sending more troops to afghanistan. he attended the veterans day ceremony, and the white house noted there are four options under consideration. all of them involve more troops. mr. obama laid a wreath at the arlington cemetery. it marks people killed in past and present conflicts. >> carved in the marble behind me are the remarks of our first commander in chief. when we assumed the soldier, we did not worry aside the citizen. just as the contributions that our servicemen and women do not end when they take off our uniform, neither do our obligations to them, and when we fulfill those obligations, we are not just keeping faith with our veterans, we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon whi this republic was founded. >> president obama at the arlington cemetery. let's take you on around the globe. there have been protests in iran about a scholarship being set up in the name of an iranian student killed during a protest over the country's p
goes much further than the obama administration proposed. if passed, it would be the largest government shakeup since the creation of the department of homeland security. is it a good idea? darren gersh put that question to treasury assistant secretary michael barr, a key player in the obama administration's reform efforts. >> i think the key issue is not who's up or who's down or what the regulatory boxes are in reform. the key principles that we have to have are new clear rules of the road for financial firms, tougher forms of supervision, protection of consumers and investors, going after problems with mornls -- mortgages and overdrafts and credit cards that are still hard on american consumers today and ending this perception of too big to fail. those are the key measures we'll be judging any reform on. >> but there's an important point which is that senator dodd doesn't seem to have a great deal of confidence in the federal reserve as a regular later so, he wants to put the regulatory function in a different agency and have the fed do less. do you think he's wrong? >> i think there
they have lost in this modern day theater of war. >>> in the u.s., president obama led commemorations just as he vowed to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan. he attended the veterans day ceremony, and the white house said four options are under consideration, all involving more troops. there was no direct reference to afghanistan or iraq. mr. obama later visited the national cemetery in arlington. he paid tribute to those killed in conflicts past and present. >> behind me are the words of our first commander in chief. when we assume the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen. just as the contributions that our servicemen and women make to this nation do not and when they take off their uniforms, neither do our obligations to them. when we fulfill those obligations, we're not just keeping faith with our veterans, we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice, upon which this republic was founded. >> president obama at arlington cemetery. >>> protests in iran over the decision by the college of oxford university to set up a scholarship in the name of an iranian student k
ahead. >> thank you, bob. on this veterans day, president obama is considering his options when it comes to how the u.s. should go forward in afghanistan. after promising today noto let our country's military down, he may decide to send a lot more u.s. troops there, but not as many as the generals in afghanistan want. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: thanks. ev the new so-called middle ground plans would send more young americans into the ever more dangerous battle in afghanistan. that's clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery. specifically in a section set aside for the fallen from iraq and from afghanistan, where mr. obama's considering sending more u.s. troops. a wrenching decision. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> reporter: a former defense secretary urged the president to hurry. >> what is important he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. you've got young men and women out there ca
tomorrow. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. president obama is huddling with his national security team today discussing options for the u.s. strategy. on this veterans day, we are learning startling statistics abt the number of wounded men and women in that war-torn country. >> at least 1,800 troops were wounded during the first ten months of this year. nearly 1,000 of those injuries came during the last three months. those injuries include amputations, burns and brain injuries due to increasingly potent bombs targeting american forces. military officials say president obama is considering adding thousands of troops in the coming weeks. more on that from steve handelsman who is live on capitol hill. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. even the new so-called middle ground plan will still send a lot more young americans to the ever-more deadly fight in afghanistan. that is clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside from the fallen from ir
national ceremony president obama and first lady michelle obama stopped at the section of the burial ground and met with mourners. the white house says president obama is close to reaching a decision. here is joel brown. >> reporter: on a rainy veterans day president obama and the first lady offered handshakes and condolences to families mourning lost loved ones at arlington national cemetery. the pair ran among the graves in an area known as section 60, the site reserved for troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. the commander in chief is reported to be nearing a decision about the new strategy for the war in afghanistan that could include sending up to 40,000 more troops into battle. the men and women in uniform already serving abroad were on the president's mind as he spoke to families gathered near the tomb of the unknowns. >> for our troops it is another day in harm's way. for their families it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. >> reporter: the people that came to the vietnam veterans memorial to mark the holiday know those feelings wel
. >> president obama spent hours yesterday with the loved ones who lost some of wounded in the ft. hood shooting. he said that cannot happen in america. >> we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the core of or even in the comfort of home. the memory will be -- the core werhorror of war even in the comfort of home. >> some scary moments for baltimore city students when some were stabbed in different incidents at different schools. one is accused of cutting a student on the arm. it happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. the victim was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition. a few hours later, a student was stabbed in the back. six young men trapped in black hooded sweatshirts, black and green bandanas were charged. five are in custody. police will not specify how they got in the school. >> another teenager -- the howard county council voted to put a tanning bed ban into effect immediately. becoming the first county in the country to do so. young people are more likely to burn with a tin producing skin cancer. the board cannot amend the parental consent policy. >
. president obama just wrapped up his remarks there at arlington cemetery. matt brock has more on the tribute. >> president obama and the first lady hosted veterans for a white house breakfast this morning. then, they made their way here to the tomb of the unknown soldier or there was a wreath laying ceremony. >> to our veterans, the fallen, and to their families, there is an attribute, and the commemoration, and the praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice. >> there will be more upbeat celebrations all over the country today. parade to honor those who served and those who had served. >> i did not expect the crowd, but it it gets you in the heart. >> wonderful. >> one community in our region is suffering this veterans day. union bridge in maryland is mourning the loss of one of it on. sergeant charles cartwright was a decorated marine who was twice awarded the purple heart. cartwright was just 26 years old and newly married. he was killed in afghanistan saturday. >> it just makes you appreciate what you have. >> on this veterans day, it makes the notion of
for air drop supplies from a river when they disappeared. >>> president obama meanwhile will spend the day trying to decide the new strategy for the war in afghanistan. the white house says the president will meet with the national security team to discuss apparently four options according to military officials the options include several ways the president can send additional u.s. forces next year. robert gates and mullen and secretary of state hillary clinton are said to be in favor of sending more troops. >>> and investigators are trying out to hasan's motive for the shooting spree last week. and pete williams has more on the investigation and how last week's victims are being remembered. >> reporter: gathering on the sprawling army post, 15,000 people came to pay respect to the 13 that were killed symbolized by the simplest of tributes of military tradition. >> three were women, and ten were men, and among them they had 19 children and one had a child on the way. >> reporter: with the wound the physical they cou attend, president obama had these remarks. >> we know the killer will be m
. there have been persistent rumors. i have no inside knowledge that members of president obama's economic team are, in fact, considering the idea of including some kind of commission in their next budget submission. that would be important, if true, and that, i think, has a bearing on the timing -- on the timing at least to the proposal to establish a commission. and as for -- as for the question of when the vote should occur, i think that trying to time the establishment and the reporting of the commission so that nobody has to make a vote -- take a vote until after november of 2012 would not be the most responsible course of action. so if you're asking me, it seems to me that a reasonable timetable would be to establish the commission, give it, say a year to come up with the report and then have serious consideration of a plan in spring of 2011. that would be a considerable timetable. >> senator greg, you sort of made my argument much better than i did. i wasn't as clear as i meant to be. i think the benefit of the commission is that it does signal to markets and to creditors that we're very
angel aguirre uinivision el presidente barack obama y la primera dama se trasladoron hoy a la base militar donde se produjo la peor masacre registrada en una instalacion de las fuerzas armadas.. virgilio avila tiene las reacciones.... /// //////////////////////////// organizaciones de abogados que velan por los derechos civiles presentaron hoy una demanda contra la oficina de alguaciles del condado de frederick en maryland por presuntas violaciones de los derechos de una inmigrante procedente de el salvador..la demanda en la corte federal de greenbelt sostiene que dos alguaciles tras observar a la mujer en la via publica, se le aproximaron mientras comia su almuerzo y le exigieron documentos..y como ella no los portaba fue encarcelada por 45 dias... los demandantes sosotienen que los oficiales violaron un acuerdo que permitiria a los alguaciles indagar el estatus migratorio de las personas solo si estas han sido arrestadas por ofender las leyes... la oficina de alguaciles de frederick al ser consultada por univision washington dijo que revisaran el contenido de la demanda y los po
. >> they remember the 13 victims of the shooting rampage at fort hood. president obama told stories about each of the victims whose empty boots lined the wall. pictures of each of the fallen also on display. army psychiatrist is suspected of hoping fire on his comrades and remains in the hospital this morning. he has met with his lawyer. that son will answer to charges in military court because he is active duty and the incident happened on a military post. >>> there is now a difference of opinion at the pentagon about which officials had knowledge of that son's contact with a radical cleric. a. have a investigator wrote an assessment including the contact did not advocate violence and concluded that that was the case. a military official now denies prior knowledge that hasan had any knowledge with muslim extremists. >>> former president bill clinton was on capitol hill. what republicans are saying this morning about his push for health care reform. >>> mayor fenty apologizing for backing up traffic during his bike ride. now, a new current about his workout habits. details after the break. we'
. >>> president barack obama marked veterans day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown. the president and first lady paid a surprise visit to sections of the cemetery where troops fallen from iraq and afghanistan were buried residents resident residents were there and shook his hand. >>> residents being affected by tropical storm ida. today's rain in our area is due in part to ida. outside right now, it's cool and wet. wjz has traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking it with live doppler radar. >>> you can see outside. it's been a gray day for sure. this is what we have right now. the rain has moved in, as we all well know. but not for everyone. the interesting fact here. a front stalled out over the state. now, it's acting as a barrier. the rain keeps running northward into it and completely ending. north of that, it's dry. south of that, very wet. and this is the pattern that we're going to be in for the next couple of days. the winds have turned around to the northwest. they are gusty. and the only difference we're going to see is this meandering northward and s
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